Yoichi Single Malt shows the characteristics of Nikka’s first distillery built in 1934. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose Yoichi in Hokkaido because of the similar environmental conditions to Scotland, where he learned whisky making.
Yoichi Single Malt is described as bold and strong. Pleasant peaty notes and smokiness originating from the traditional direct coal-fired distillation as well as a briny hint delivered by the sea breeze during the aging process.
"... But what i know for a fact is that of all the single malts worldwide i have tasted for this Bible 2018, this was the first to make me yelp, and then stretch with pleasure, glass in hand raised as i rode the ecstasy." - Jim Murray, Whisky Bible
- Country: Japan
- Distillery / Brand: Nikka
- Standard Drinks: 24.89
- Alcohol Volume: 45%
- Size: 700mL
- Style: Single Malt